It is spring of 1885 and the Northwest Rebellion has broken out. Amid the chaos of the Battle of Batoche,a grisly act leaves Reuben Wake dead. A Metis man is arrested for the crime, but he claims innocence. When Durrant Wallace begins his investigation, he learns there are many who wanted Wake dead. What Durrant uncovers is a series of covert conspiracies surrounding Metis leader and prophet Louis Riel. During the week-long intermission in Riel’s trial, he sets a trap to find Wake’s true killer.